Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sips and Sounds, Volume 10

Vol. 10
The Sip: Caribooze
The Sound: Caribou, Andorra

I thought the name Caribooze was funny, but it left the cocktail completely could be anything! It's not a spirit I usually work with, but I had some black rum leftover from Dark and Stormies I made for a party. Using that as my starting point, I decided I also wanted to incorporate egg whites -- something I've only done once or twice before but always love. Below is the recipe for what I made as well as a suggestion for what I think would be an even yummier version!

Combine 1.5 oz black rum, one egg white, one teaspoon brown sugar, the juice of half an orange and a squeeze of lime. Shake vigorously without ice until blended. Add ice and shake some more (for at least 30 seconds). Pour into a coupe glass and top with a few dashes of bitters.

While this was good, the black rum kind of overwhelmed it. I would recommend making a riff on a Caipirinha: use light rum instead of dark, replace the orange with the juice of half a lime, use two teaspoons of brown sugar and skip the bitters. Follow the same steps otherwise. Yum!

Disclaimer: The drink contains raw eggs. Enjoy at your own risk.

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